DESCRIPTION "Blues at the Crossroads Two: Muddy and The Wolf"
-- The Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson, with James Cotton, Jody Williams, Bob Margolin and JJ Grey. After a wildly successful tour with the Robert Johnson Centennial Concerts, Blues at the Crossroads returns to celebrate two late blues legends: Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. Both musicians vied for the title “father of modern Chicago Blues” and are considered the key bluesmen who inspired Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and others in the 1960s British blues explosion. Though friends, Muddy and “The Wolf ” were professional rivals and constantly tried to outdo each other, going on to create classics of the genre, such as “Spoonful,” “Rolling Stone” and “Smokestack Lightning.”
“Muddy’s music was the first that got to me and it remains some of the most important music in my life today.” – Eric Clapton
“As a performer, Wolf pioneered the extreme stage tactics and extroverted style that have been the hallmark of the rock and roll spirit.” – Jon Landau, former Rolling Stone critic
Event Category & Type: Music - Blues ( Concerts, Shows & Performances)
VENUE UCSB Campbell Hall UCSB Campus Santa Barbara, CA 93106
TICKETING Ticket Pricing: From $18 to $40 Phone: (805) 893-3535 Internet: Website
OTHER This event is: - Open to the Public - Indoor - Handicapped Accessible - NON Smoking - NO Cell Phones & Pagers - NO Cameras or Recording - NO Pets & Animals - All Welcome